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Eye Chronic Conditions

The eye can be affected by a variety of chronic illnesses. Choose a condition to discover more about how it may affect your vision. There may be ways to avoid the ocular difficulties that come with certain chronic illnesses by taking preventative steps.
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Eye Chronic Conditions

5 Eye Chronic Conditions

Bell’s Palsy

Dry eye, excessive tears, and the inability to close the eye are common symptoms of Bell’s palsy affecting the eyes.

Diabetic retinopathy

Symptoms Include:
Reduced eyesight

 

Diabetic retinopathy is a consequence of diabetes that affects the back of the eye due to excessive blood sugar levels (retina). If left misdiagnosed and untreated, it might result in blindness. Everyone with diabetes over the age of 12 is invited to an annual eye examination.

 

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Graves’ Disease (Graves’ Ophthalmopathy)

Symptoms Include:
Bulging eyes | Pain | Red eye | Double vision | Vision loss

 

The hyperactive thyroid in Graves’ Ophthalmopathy affects the region around the eyes, causing inflammation, redness, achiness, eyelid retraction, and bulging eyes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Eye Concerns

Symptoms Include:
Blurred vision | Pain | Red eye | Dry eye | Vision loss

 

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and inflamed disorder that affects the joints of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause problems such as dry eye, scleritis, and uveitis in the eyes.

Sjögren’s syndrome

Symptoms Include:
Dry eyes | Dry mouth | Dry skin | Tiredness

 

Sjögren’s syndrome (pronounced Show- grins) affects bodily parts that produce fluids such as tears and spit (saliva). It usually begins between the ages of 40 and 60, and it affects far more women than males. It’s a long-term illness that can have an impact on your everyday life, but there are therapies available to assist alleviate symptoms.
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Eye Chronic Conditions

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